Tirunelveli: Three persons were killed and 15 others were injured when the roof of an under-construction church building collapsed here late night on Wednesday.
One more person was feared trapped under the debris, District Collector M Karunakaran, who is supervising the rescue operations by the Fire and Rescue Service personnel, said.
The injured had been admitted to the Medical College Hospital here.
Officials suspect that inadequate scaffolding could have caused the accident. No arrests have been made so far.
The church was being built by the Church of South India at Xavier Nagar near the bus stand after demolishing the old structure.
The mishap occurred around 10 pm.
(With inputs from agencies)